MONTAZAMI, Morad (ed.)
Bagdad mon amour

Un livre sur les stratégies artistiques de réinvention du patrimoine irakien, ravagé par des décennies de guerres. Loin de la nostalgie, une constellation d’œuvres d'art moderne et contemporain, de documents d'archives et de signes nomades célèbre une culture visuelle qui résiste à l’effacement. [note de l’éditeur]

The “exhibition documents” of Bagdad mon amour shed light on modern and contemporary Iraqi art in the wake of the looting of museums and archaeological sites that occurred in 2003, during the Second Gulf War. This post-traumatic investigation is an attempt to re-evaluate archives and historical collections through the “museum without walls” peculiar to artists, as well as the databases of Interpol and archaeologists. Drawing on such tools as the inventory, as well as studies of monuments and documents, these artists emerge with works that are anxious but ready to dance on ruins: works that carry within them both Iraq's phantom museum and its reinvented museum. [publisher’s note]

Avec les artistes / artists include: Sherko Abbas, Latif Al Ani, Resmi Al Kafaji, Ali Assaf, Salam Atta Sabri, Julien Audebert, Dia Azzawi, Joanne Farchakh-Bajjaly, Himat, Hanaa Malallah, Mehdi Moutashar, Mosul Eye Bureau, Michael Rakowitz, Jewad Selim, Lorna Selim, Walid Siti, Sharif Waked, Ala Younis.

Contributions de / by Bariza Khiari, Bérénice Saliou, Dr Ahmed Naji, Morad Montazami, Caecilia Pieri.

Published by Zaman, 2018
Design by T&D Studio
Exhibition Catalogues / Postcolonial Studies

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MONTAZAMI, Morad (ed.) - Bagdad mon amour